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Sara
Haji

Associate

Associate

Education
  • UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2014) High Distinction
  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 2010, Plan II Honors) cum laude
Clerkships
  • Hon. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Supreme Court of California
  • Hon. Raymond C. Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Margo K. Brodie, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Admissions
  • California
  • New York

Sara Haji is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes and complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on trade secret misappropriation and technology. In each case—from pre-filing investigation to post-trial appeals—Ms. Haji offers strategy and insight from her experience clerking for judges and justices of the federal and state courts.

Before joining Hueston Hennigan, Ms. Haji was an associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. There, she represented an international flavor and fragrance manufacturer in patent and trade secret litigation. Ms. Haji was also active with the New York City Bar Association’s Consumer Affairs Committee and Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic.

During law school, Ms. Haji was the symposium editor for the California Law Review and a research assistant in the areas of information privacy and civil rights. She received the Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Torts. Before law school, Ms. Haji worked in journalism.

Ms. Haji is fluent in French and has basic knowledge of Arabic and Hindi.

Experience

Representing the Navajo Nation in an action against the Environmental Protection Agency, its contractors, and several mining companies for damages in connection with the environmental disaster caused by the Gold King Mine spill.

Representing Monster Energy against Vital Pharmaceuticals and one of its employees in a case involving claims of Lanham Act unfair competition, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and consumer fraud.

Representing a high-profile CEO in a federal investigation by the San Diego U.S. Attorney’s Office for alleged violations of the CAN-SPAM Act. This criminal prosecution of “email spamming” is one of the first in the United States.

Representing a smart home company owned by a multinational conglomerate technology company in a contract and business tort dispute.

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Representing a multinational semiconductor company in pre-litigation investigations of potential misappropriation of trade secrets.

Represented a multinational conglomerate technology company in pre-litigation investigations arising out of unauthorized use of their name and website.

Activities

Judicial Evaluations Co-Chair, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California